The USF Humanities Institute celebrates National Poetry Month with readings by Melanie Hubbard (We Have With Us Your Sky) at 7 p.m. Monday in Room 2707, Marshall Student Center, USF, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa; and by Erica Dawson (Big-Eyed Afraid) at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Room 3704, Marshall Student Center.
Safety Harbor Public Library presents its third annual celebration of National Poetry Month, with local poets Imani, John Foster, William Boden, Barbara Finkelstein, Michael je Whalen, Wayne S. Williams and Bob Zappacosta, as well as poetry open mic, a game of Exquisite Corpse and the film Second Life of a Sugar Bowl, at 6 p.m. Thursday at the library, 101 Second St., Safety Harbor.
The University of South Florida English department presents Curtain Call, an annual reading by master of fine arts students. Reading selections from their theses will be Melissa Carroll, Jaquira Diaz, Trisina Dickerson, Winnona Pasquini and Mary Jo Melone. The reading, followed by a reception, is at 6 p.m. Friday in Room 3709, Marshall Student Center.
Selby Public Library presents A Book Lover's Convention: Paint the Town Re(a)d, with signings by authors Diana Abu-Jaber (Birds of Paradise), Lynn Barrett (Magpies), Adam Davies (Goodbye Lemon), Tayari Jones (Silver Sparrow), Kris Radish (Tuesday Night Miracles) and more, as well as discussions, a book swap and sales by Bookstore1Sarasota, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the library, 1331 First St., Sarasota.
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